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Samson & Delilah (2009)
"Samson and Delilah" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 May 2009 (Australia)
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Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan McNamara ...
Samson
Marissa Gibson ...
Delilah
Mitjili Napanangka Gibson ...
Nana (as Mitjili Gibson)
Scott Thornton ...
Matthew Gibson ...
Samson's Brother / Verandah Band (as Matthew 'MG' Gibson)
Peter Bartlett ...
Store Manager
Noreen Robertson Nampijinpa ...
Community Lady (as Noreen Robertson)
Kenrick Martin ...
Wheelchair Boy (as Kenrick 'Ricco' Martin)
Audrey Martin ...
Payback Auntie
Fiona Gibson ...
Payback Aunty
Morgaine Wallace ...
Checkout Lady
Tony 'Brownie' Brown ...
Security Guard
Roland Gallois ...
Art Gallery Owner
Patricia Shelper ...
Art Store Lady
Alfreda Glynn ...
Art Store Customer
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Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges. Written by Beck Cole

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Warwick Thornton had to warn his two leading actors to refrain from indulging too much with the on-set catering as both were starting to put on weight. See more »

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Great and accurate film
16 December 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Great film based on what can only be described as insider knowledge. Loved the non verbal communication. Dialog isn't necessary to make this film work.

Yep people do take their ill relatives around to shop, nurses clinics, etc gee just like in our society, This shows the level of dedication of people in these communities. Remember these people live in their country not necessarily where there is employment and opportunity. I know of one teenager in a remote community who carries his grandmother up and down the stairs of their raised house at least 4 times a day. A bit more respect for the elderly and each other than in our white society! Yep retribution is a part of life and takes many forms, including bashings. The film showed the life of a group of people living in desperate circumstances from a vastly different culture. Don't disbelieve what the film is trying to convey, embrace it as a point of difference and learn from it.

Sorry bit of a rant but the film was great and managed to suck my wife in for the duration despite her white disbelief of the lives of the people and the living conditions.


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